Caregiver Resources & Support
Are you or someone you know supporting a spouse, partner, parent, friend, or neighbor with memory loss or a chronic condition and you’re looking for help in your caregiving role?
2nd Half with Lyngblomsten is here to help you navigate your caregiving journey.
Caring for an older adult comes in all shapes and sizes, from dropping off a bag of groceries to providing transportation to a doctor’s appointment. If you’re providing any type of support, you’re a caregiver—a role that has its joys and challenges.
2nd Half with Lyngblomsten’s Caregiver Services team is here to help you on your caregiving journey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff are providing support and resources remotely: via email, on the phone, and through online meetings.
We have an expertise working with individuals who have memory loss and their care partners, although any caregiver supporting an older adult is welcome and encouraged to connect with us.
See the list of resources below for ways we can support you.
Don’t know what you need?
Give us a call at 651.632.5320 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our trained staff are here to listen and will help you take the next step on your journey.
If you call or email us, please include your name, telephone number, email address, and the best way to reach you.
2nd Half with Lyngblomsten caregiver resources include:
Telephone support sessions are available to individuals caring for an older adult. During these calls, staff are available to listen and provide reassurance, guidance, as well as a social connection. Caregiving during a pandemic can be isolating and sometimes you just need someone to talk to.
Give us a call at 651.632.5320 and a team member will get back to you.
Our staff have many years’ experience supporting caregivers, so they can provide you with quality educational materials (including online classes) and information about local resources (including home care services, memory care facilities, day respite programs, and senior housing and transportation), as well as offer strategies for support and self-care. All this is to assist you in your caregiving role. They’re also sending a weekly email with activity ideas to individuals who are caring for a person with memory loss.
Contact us at 651.632.5320 or caregiving@lyngblomstenorg to sign up for the weekly email or learn about educational and community resources.
Our staff are providing caregiver-coaching support to individuals who are providing care to an adult experiencing any form of dementia. Our coaching is done through Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH), which is a proven approach used by trained caregiver consultants to support family members and others who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The goals are (1) to teach caregivers how to reduce stress, solve problems, and manage difficult behaviors the person with memory loss may display and (2) help caregivers feel confident in the care they provide and improve their ability to cope.
For more information, contact us at 651.632.5320 or email@example.com.
In coordination with the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota-North Dakota, we are offering online Memory Loss Caregiver Support Groups. The meetings are hosted using Zoom (a video conference tool); however, individuals may participate by telephone. New members welcome! Support group dates/times are the following:
- 1st Tuesday each month at 10 AM
- 2nd Tuesday each month at 9 AM
- 3rd Thursday each month at 10 AM
- 4th Tuesday each month at 10 AM
To sign up and receive the Zoom link to participate, contact us at 651.632.5320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our online Group eRespite program provides one hour of engaging, creative programming for persons experiencing memory loss and a break for their caregivers. Multiple sessions are held each week in the morning and afternoon.
For information and registration, contact us at 651.632.5320 or email@example.com.
Due to COVID-19, we are not offering any in-person group activities, which includes The Gathering group respite program.
Looking for other ways to stay engaged as a caregiver? Check out our catalog of online opportunities available through 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten.
If you are a caregiver who is looking for support—whether you've used our services before or not—feel free to connect with us. We're here to help.
Support Caregiver Services
Lyngblomsten provides its caregiver services to individuals of all income levels. No one is denied services due to an inability to pay.
Our Group eRespite and Caregiver Coaching resources are offered on a sliding-fee scale. All other services are free, with donations accepted. We invite you, as you're able, to make a contribution to the Lyngblomsten Foundation so we can continue offering these types of life-enriching programs now and in the future.
Lyngblomsten Caregiver Services is supported, in part, by gifts made to the Lyngblomsten Foundation and is funded under contract with Trellis as part of the Older Americans Act.